Interview with Sullivan, Sheriff of Cuteness.com
Being a sheriff isn't hard work, well at least not for Sullivan the Dog, or Sully for short. This rescue pooch knows a thing or two about making (and keeping) people happy, both in the real world and on Cuteness.com where he makes sure everyone in the community has a pawsome time.
Sully took a few minutes out of his busy day of getting belly rubs to tell us a little bit about his favorite products in Cuteness.com's Flea Market and what he'd say to the whole world if he had the chance.
How did you become the Sheriff of Cuteness.com?
Well, it all started back in 2008 when my pet parents decided to create a website all about pets. I was the new arrival in a house that had two other fur faces already, Stretch & Squeeze, my kitty brothers from another mother. My folks really adored us pets and wanted to create an online home where they could showcase our pics and interact with other anipals. Thus, Cuteness was born!
What's it like being the Sheriff of Cuteness.com? Does Cuteness have any outlaws?
OMD, it is AMAZING! I get to meet animals of all types, from all walks of life. Folks usually tell me I'm cute which seriously makes my tail wag—that will never get old! And, I get to give Cuteness Points to all the new fur-iends I meet. Usually the animals and their folks ask me how certain features work. For the most part, however, I just get to meet adorable faces.
As for outlaws, I'm a pretty libertarian pup and don't like to make a lot of rules for anipals to have to worry about. We just ask each pet to be respectful of one another and make the Cuteness experience wonderful for every pet.
I've read on your Cuteness profile page that you were rescued. Where and how did your family rescue you?
Yes! I am one lucky pup! A rescue called Noah's Bark found me along with my two siblings in a shopping cart in south central L.A. My pet parents met me at a Torrance adoption event and it was love at first sight. There was me with brown puppy fur at the time, my brother who had white fur, and my other brother who had black fur. I let my future pet parents rub my belly and pet me. I peed a little as I'm prone to do, then showed them some of my fleas—the whole 9 yards. They saw me and were like "this pup is the best, let's clean him up and give him the good life" and the rest is history.
They brought me home and I met my kitty bros, Stretch & Squeeze, who took me under their protection and showed me how to act like a real cat, woof!
You've gotten a few products from the Cuteness Flea Market. Which has been your favorite so far?
Would you rather: have an endless supply of treats OR have an unlimited amount of belly rubs OR the most comfy dog bed that has ever existed?
Oh, there's no question here—TREATS! Rubbing my belly is fun but sometimes messy cuz I just might get over excited and pee a little which people have strange reactions to. I get to sleep on my mom and dad's bed so nothing could be better than that. But TREATS, treats are glorious and I will be a very, very good boy to get treats.
If you could be a different animal, what animal would you be and why?
Oh a kitty cat fur sure! I've known 3 cats and the way they climb the curtains looks super fun. Although, come to think of it, litter boxes are a little weird IMHO. A peacock could also be pretty cool. They cruise around my neighborhood and have awesome feathers and they can fly a little up to the roofs which would be super fun.
If you could speak to everyone in the world at the same time, what would you say?
Silly Sully would say: Sit!
Serious Sully would say:
"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one"
By Sara Stuart